Oligarchies and Strategic Danger to Small-State Security

While some large-state oligarchies can be operationally benign to citizens, the multidimensional social and economic conditions resulting from small-scale oligarchy creates an inherent danger to national security. The state must free its captive markets by allowing equal treatment under the law for all competitive ventures.


Time to Leave Emotions Aside

Following a series of extraordinary events in Armenia that has come to be coined as the “Velvet Revolution,” it is now time to put emotions aside and begin the process of evaluating those events objectively and by applying several academic disciplines, writes Vahram Ter-Matevosyan.


What Happens When the Resistance Wins?

In Armenia, there are individuals with diverging views (i.e. liberals, nationalists, leftists, feminists), self-defined as being part of one group by the default of being opposed to the regime. But what happens when differences in the views and desires of people became visible and a plurality of visions regarding Armenia’s future emerges?

women & governance

Why is Women’s Representation in Armenia’s Government More Relevant Today?

Including more women in government isn’t just about numbers, but to ensure a broad representation. Lara Cholakian writes that this doesn’t necessarily mean that women political decision-makers will always raise issues that are relevant or important to women, or that male political leaders will always exclude them.

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World renowned musician Serj Tankian, who had come to Yerevan to show his support to the people of Armenia says it was beautiful to see the the joy and exhilaration on the faces of so many people in one place. Tankian also said that the Diaspora should always be on the side of the people of Armenia. 

As Yerevan and most of Armenia resort back to civil disobedience following the failure of parliament to elect a prime minister on May 1, EVN Report spoke with Davit Sanasaryan, member of the Reject Serzh initiative and one of the key figures of the popular movement in Armenia. 

A series of extraordinary events in Armenia, including unprecedented acts of civil disobedience and massive protests that spread throughout the country, eventually led to the resignation of Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan on April 23. The movement that came to be known as the Velvet Revolution was led by opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan who fashioned himself as the "people's candidate" for the office of the prime minister. On May 1, during a special session, Armenia's parliament is set to vote for an interim premier. Several members of the Editorial Board of EVN Report sat down to talk about their impressions of a movement that has fundamentally transformed Armenia.

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